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5 Principles of Outstanding Classroom Management

By Samer Rabadi, Betty Ray November 14, 2017 When we asked our community for their best classroom management practices, over 700 ideas rolled in. Effective classroom management requires awareness, patience, good timing, boundaries, and instinct. There’s nothing easy...

What matters for managing classrooms?

- November 09, 2017 by Francesca Gottschalk Teaching is a demanding profession. Teachers are responsible for developing the skills and knowledge of their students, helping them overcome social and emotional hurdles and maintaining equitable, cohesive and productive...

Calling All Learners and Teachers for Hour of Code 2017

By Ashley Cronin December 1, 2015 Updated November 9, 2017 An hour of coding is a fun beginner’s experiment for teachers or parents to do with kids—these resources make it easy as well. Chances are high that computer-science literacy will be increasingly relevant for...

Teaching Kids to Argue—Respectfully

By Suzie Boss November 6, 2017 Tools and resources for teaching controversial topics and building students’ argumentation skills. When hot-button issues spill over from social media or the nightly news and into your classroom, what’s the right move as a teacher? Do...

How to Increase Confidence About Digital Learning in Schools

30 Oct, 2017 Technology can make teachers’ lives easier, but only if they feel capable of using it effectively. When the first iterations of the computer were being introduced early in the 20th century, no one could’ve predicted that they would spawn devices such as...

Teachers Aid Struggling Test Takers with Real-Time Alerts

New research indicates exactly when students lose interest in tests. Thanks to tools such as Google Classroom and the G Suite for Education apps, it’s become incredibly easy for teachers and students alike to keep track of progress. But, what about solving students’...

Free Tech Tools Teach Social Emotional Learning in Classrooms

By Jon Chapman     Nov 6, 2017 Netflix’s "13 Reasons Why" depicts fictional characters reacting to weighty challenges they encounter within their everyday lives, but provides little guidance to young viewers about how to process or handle these issues, including...

Study: Blending curriculum, PD can help novice teachers improve

Dive Brief: A curriculum model that is combined with ongoing professional development can help novice teachers support students’ learning just as effectively as more experienced teachers, according to a recent study by Mathematica Policy Research (MPR). The research...

3 Literacy Practices That Work

By Nell K. Duke November 6, 2017 A literacy researcher shares three practices that are proven to be effective for early elementary learners. In the post “What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon,” I wrote, “The number one concern that I hear from...

What Can We Do About Teacher Turnover?

By Desiree Carver-Thomas, Linda Darling-Hammond November 2, 2017 Roughly 16 percent of teachers in the U.S. change jobs or leave the profession annually. Here are three ideas for reducing that number. “If you were a sixth grader in Petersburg City Schools last year,...

Teaching Students of the 21st Century

October 31, 2017 Teachers today are experiencing a whole different approach to education while dealing with the 21st century students. In this era of modern science and technology, students are usually equipped with latest gadgets rather than with notebooks and pens....

A Community of Passionate Readers

By Rita Platt November 3, 2017 Get elementary students more excited about reading with these easy-to-implement community literacy projects. Most teachers are hopeful that their students will be more than just competent readers—we want them to be passionate readers....

4 Tools to Help Kids Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility

By Danny Wagner, Common Sense Education  NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Humility is not necessarily about modesty or pretending to be less than you are. In fact, people who are humble often have a high sense of self-worth; it’s just that they can recognize their own strengths and...

Differentiating Instruction for the 21st-Century Classroom

 November 1, 2017 By Kathleen Pesce and Fatema Mohassib America's classrooms are becoming more and more diverse every day, and it appears that this trend will only continue in the coming decade. This diversity includes students from different countries, students with...

Dubai teachers pitch for artificial intelligence in curriculum

November 5, 2017 The robotics manager at Gems Dubai American Academy, believes teaching students AI at an early stage can help them in their literacy skills. Flying taxis, driverless cars, robot professors - it seems the next generation may not find artificial...

Unleash Student Creativity Through the Power of Video

By Megan Kiefer     Nov 1, 2017 Kids are born with fantastic imaginations. They’re natural storytellers, creative and quirky and, more often than not, quietly brilliant. If given the right tools, kids can create masterpieces. Contemporary storytelling is increasingly...

Don’t just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO

24 October 2017 – Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations educational agency. “Education is a shared responsibility between us all – governments,...

Foster student engagement and collaborative learning

Learning Catalytics is an interactive student response tool that encourages team-based learning by using students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in interactive tasks and thinking. As an instructor, you can pose a variety of open-ended questions that...

Supporting Students With Interrupted Educations

Four strategies for helping students who have missed portions of their schooling—and examples of how teachers are using these strategies. By Elizabeth Schuster October 26, 2017 Before he was my student, Jose grew corn and watermelon for years in Honduras instead of...

Inquiry and the Research Process

Tips for ensuring that your students’ research fosters genuine inquiry. By Beth Holland October 26, 2017 Over the summer, I had a fascinating conversation with a group of educators. After spending several days discussing ways to encourage student inquiry, a technology...

Could this be the answer to student retention?

by Brett Henebery24 Oct 2017 A report by the Mitchell Institute shows that 40% of the nation’s poorest 19-year-olds leave school early, compared with about 10% of the wealthiest. Some organisations, such as Save Our Schools, have pointed to the imbalance in school...

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